Day trip

From Civitavecchia: the Dying City and Monster Park Tour

Day trip

From Civitavecchia: the Dying City and Monster Park Tour

From US$ 197.79 per person

A tour through the highlights of Civita di Bagnoregio, the "dying city", before heading onward to explore the "Monster Park" in Bomarzo.

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Duration 7.5 - 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Pickup from Civitavecchia area: Pickup will be around 8:50 AM, but the time may vary 5-10 minutes due to the traffic conditions. Pickup from Civitavecchia Port: Meet at Largo della Pace (the port's information point) at the start of the tour. It is the meeting point and last stop of the port free shuttle bus (that picks up you from the boat). From the shuttle bus drop-off area, you have to exit from the port. The driver will be waiting for you just outside of the exit holding a sign with your name on it.
Private or small groups available


  • Walk the bridge that connects Bagnoregio to the rest of the world
  • Explore this unique city and hear of its history
  • Discover figures of monsters and mythological characters
  • Explore the unique Park of the Monsters in Bomarzo
Full description
Civita di Bagnoregio is located in Tuscia on the border between Tuscany and Lazio. It is called the "dying city" because the land on which it stands is slowly falling away and will inevitably disappear when the final pieces crumble into the spectacular Valle dei Calanchi below. Knowing this, and knowing that nothing can be done to prevent it makes your visit all the more special, eternal and timeless. This is the feeling that makes it unique and marvelous to the people who have experienced the dying city. Connected to the rest of the world by a three hundred meter bridge, Civita di Bagnoregio is a charming village which will make you feel you are visiting a world that no longer exists. Made up of old houses, narrow streets and surrounded by beautiful landscapes, discover a walk through the scenes and stories of this place and choose the corner that sparks your intrigue the most. You can explore the Romanesque Arch at the entrance to Civita, the Renaissance Palace or the large Piazza (which is the site of donkey races on the first Sunday in June and the second Sunday of September and where all the remaining locals come to socialize in the evenings). After visit the dying city, you will head on to discover the Monster's Park situated in the town of Bomarzo. It is also called "Sacred Wood", and was designed by Prince Vicino Orsini and the great architect Pirro Ligorio in 1552. The park is unique and represents refined Italian style gardens that follow geometric and perspective rationality with embellishments such as wide terraces, fountains with water games and mannerist sculptures. You will also discover here eccentric wood blocks of peperino, emerging from the ground and sculpted into enigmatic figures of monsters, dragons, mythological subjects and exotic animals.
  • Pickup and drop off service from Civitavecchia port
  • Round-trip transfer from Civitavecchia port
  • English speaking driver
  • Ticket entrance to the dying city "Civita di Bagnoregio"
  • Ticket entrance to the monster's park
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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The driver was pleasant and friendly and gave us information about the places. An excellent alternative to ships tours as it was different, flexible and very easy to do. We virtually had the Monster Garden to ourselves while the rest of the ship were battling crowds in Rome. Recommended

April 2, 2023

Very good driver. It was a private tour. He meet us with a sign with our name on. He was good in eglish. We had plenty of time in the daying city and the monster park. Two very cool places. The driver said we could stop and eat wherever we wanted on the road. Private tours are allways the best, but often more expensive. About 175 euro per person for a 7,5 hour trip. I ask the driver to recommend where to get airport transfer. He offer to take us. So instead of paying 175 euro, we paid him 130 euro. Very good and helpful driver.

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April 2, 2023

Los lugares que visitamos fueron, sin duda, maravillosos; pero la gentileza de nuestro guía, fue excepcional. Gracias, Andrea, por proporcionarnos, además de información, un pedacito de tu corazón y un poquito del alma de tu patria. Ojalá la vida nos vuelva a juntar.

April 2, 2023

Product ID: 177714